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CJT 153 Law Enforcement and the Community and CJT 253 Criminal Investigations Online

Welcome Letter

Dear Law Enforcement and the Community and Criminal Investigations Online Student,

Welcome to Law Enforcement and the Community on the Web.  I hope you  find this course interesting and use this as an opportunity to acquire another skill for your portfolio.  Because of the nature of this course, it is important that you respect and honor your views as well as the views of your peers.  

Read this letter carefully.

This course if offered in the Fall and Spring Semesters.

There is no required on-campus orientation.  All orientation materials are on the Internet, on Blackboard and you CD rom, which you should have received in the mail. The only required trips to campus are to purchase your  textbook package.  If  you have any questions or  problems, please feel free to call me (301-322-0757) or send me an email at gaughadf@pgcc.eduYour first stop should be at my home page:  http://academic.pgcc.edu/~dgaughan.

To get orientation materials and other relevant course information, from my home page, click on the "CJT 153 Home or CJT 253 Home" button.  From there, click on "Syllabus".

You should begin by reading the "Greeting" page, the "Survival Tips" page, and the "Syllabus and General Course Information" page.

Course Materials

You will be able to access course materials before classes begin.
The URL for this course is:  http://pgcconline.blackboard.com
You will need a Username and Password to "Log In."

Your first initial and your last name, all in lower case letters.
For example, if your name were Jane Lawrence, your user name would be:     jlawrence

Password:   Your Social Security number (no spaces and no hyphens)

For example, if your social security number is 123-45-6789, then your initial
password is 123456789
You can change your password after you logon. Click on "Personal Information" in the Tools frame and then click on "Change Password."

Blackboard 6.5

Our web course management system will be Blackboard 6.5. Although you cannot access the course materials site until the first week of the semester, you can access information about Blackboard 6.5 and take a self-guided, self-paced tour:

1. Go to: http://www.blackboard.com

From there, click on "Introducing Blackboard 5.5"

2. Next click on "Demo" under Infrastructure Products.
3. Then read the Demo page and click on "Click here to begin"
    Be sure that your speakers are on.
   You will able to take a self-guided, self-paced tour of Blackboard 5.5

    E-Mail Policy

    Please use the following guidelines when sending e-mail to me.

      1.  In the subject area, enter CJT 153/253 and clearly identify the   topic of your email.

       2. I will check my e-mail every business day (Monday through Friday).

       3. Homework assignments will be returned within five days.  I will       
           respond as soon as possible.  If your e-mail  is a quick question or
           comment, I will respond within each business day.

Please send me an e-mail from the account that you will use for this course.  Send your e-mail me at gaughadf@pgcc.edu I will create an e-mail list for the class.

Have a great semester,

Associate Professor Donna Gaughan

Criminal Justice/Forensic Science/Legal Studies
Prince George's Community College

Bladen Hall 208E

301-322-0757 (Office)